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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Learning through Innovations in PhD Recruitment

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

Job Summary:
The postdoctoral research associate will create an evidence-based blueprint for early access and equitable recruitment into PhD programs, including Northeastern’s niche programs through partnerships. The postdoc will outline data-driven strategies to manage and evaluate PhD recruitment process across Northeastern’s colleges and supporting units and implement university-level communication campaigns and PhD Network initiatives including Industry PhD, Dual PhDs, the Interdisciplinary PhD and future niche programs.

PhD in learning science or higher education preferred or EdD and a thirst for learning. The position requires collaboration with colleagues from different disciplines and functions, a systems perspective, critical thinking, attention to detail, excellent communication (verbal and written) skills, a data driven approach to decision making and an enthusiasm to learn new technology. Applicant must be self-motivated, anticipate problems and demonstrate significant independent judgment – must be able to take initiative and follow through on tasks independently. Demonstrated record of leadership, collaboration, establishment of effective processes, commitment to process and self-improvement, and integrity along with a passion to support the graduate education mission. Computer skills are essential along with thirst to learn new tools and methods. Commonly used software packages include the Microsoft packages, Adobe suite, SharePoint, WordPress, MailChimp, database tools and enterprise systems such as Banner, Salesforce, Tableau, SharePoint and Smartsheet.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.